Green gram lentil or whole green moong idli with semolina or suji.
A very healthy and delicious breakfast. You don’t need to soak for long hours. Just mix everything and after 15 minutes make idli.
Green moong or green gram are loaded with nutritional benefits. This lentil is also low calorie and packed with protein, vitamins and minerals. A best filling option for those who wants to shed kilos.
And I have added semolina or suji in it.
Low calorie and protein rich semolina is made from hard variety durum wheat which is digested slowly and prevent you from overeating. And its good for diabetic and perfect for weight loss. In other words, you will be able to lose weight in a shorter period of time and maintain body weight. Semolina is increases your chances of shedding more fat because it digested very slowly. Semolina is energy booster too. It keeps your body charged throughout the day.
So its a perfect breakfast for weight watchers and diabetic people. Serve hot with any chutney or sauce.
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This delicious and healthy idli is very easy and quick to make. You need only equal amount of green moong and semolina with curd and some spices. And its absolutely fat free. We need very little oil only for greasing the idli moulds. You can make pancake or appe with this batter.
Green whole moong lentil or green gram – 1/2 cup
Semolina or suji – 1/2 cup
Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
Green chilli – 2-3
Chopped coriander leaves – handful
Salt to taste
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Curd – 3 tablespoon
Eno fruit salt – 1 teaspoon
Cashew nuts – as required
Oil for greasing
Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon, optional
Soak the green moong lentil overnight.
Grind the lentil with ginger, green chilli and coriander leaves. You can add little water if require to make a smooth paste.
Mix the ground lentil mixture with semolina. Add curd, salt and cumin powder. Mix well. You can add 1 teaspoon chaat masala if you like. Add little water if require to make idli batter like consistency.
Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.
Grease the idli moulds with little oil.
After 15 minutes add eno fruit salt. I have used lemon flavoured eno. If you are using plain eno add 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Give a good stir.
Place half cashew nut in each mould. You can use full cashew nuts too.
Fill the moulds with lentil and semolina mixture.
You can also place a cashew nut over the idlis.
Steam the idlis for 6-7 minutes or until done. You can make pancake or appe with this idli batter.
I have made these in microwave for 7 minutes on full power.
Or serve with any chutney or sauce.
Enjoy the healthy and yummy idli as breakfast or snack.
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